Fonds 634 Greber Family fonds

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Summary information

Repository: South Peace Regional Archives
Title: Greber family fonds
Reference code: 0634
Date: 1900-2015 (date of creation)
Physical description: 4.5 cm of textual records

235 photographs

5 slides

4 negatives

Language: English
Language: German
Dates of creation, revision and deletion: Likely processed by Patricia Greber
Added to new database November 2022 – TD

Administrative history / Biographical sketch

Otto ‘Art’ Greber was born October 4, 1908 in Jansen, Saskatchewan to parents Edward and Ottilia Wiesner. Otto’s father Edward was first married to Leokadia Ziebart who passed away in Friedensfeld, Manitoba in 1905 and Edward married Ottilia that same year on October 22.

Edward was born in Cholo, Grodno, Russia about 1864 and at the age of 38 travelled with his wife Leokadia and children Hulda, Karl, Emma as well as Edward’s sister in-law Ida Schultz to the United States. The group was traveling to brother-in-law Karl Schultz’s who was living in Howard, Nebraska. The Greber family sailed aboard the Frankfurt, departing Bremen, Germany on March 29th and arriving in Baltimore, Maryland, USA on April 13, 1901. Shortly after arriving in the USA, Edward and his family travelled to Friedensfeld, Manitoba where Edward worked as a teacher and a minister in the community. Leokadia and Edward had seven children but only two survived, Charles was born in 1899 in Russia and Edward was born in 1903 in Manitoba. Leokadia died in 1905, shortly after having son Heinrich who also didn’t survive. Edward was not a widower long, a few months after Leokadia’s death he married Ottilia Wiesner in Friedensfeld, Manitoba. Ottilia was born January 17, 1887 in Augustow, parish Rozischtsche, Poland, the daughter of Gottlieb Wiesner and Paulina Schinkel. The Wiesner family arrived in Canada in 1891 and homesteaded on SW 14 T6 R6 M-EPM near Friedensfeld. Edward and Ottilia’s first child Walter was born in 1906 and shortly after the family relocated to Jansen, Saskatchewan. Upon arrival Edward applied for a homestead on SW 22-T32- R20 W2 and while living there three more children joined them Otto (b.1908), Charlotte (b.1910) and Alfred (b.1912). In 1912, Edward was diagnosed with stomach cancer and he passed away on April 24, 1912 at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon and was buried on the family farm. Ottilia, his wife, was 25 years old with six children, the youngest, Alfred, was only 3 months old when his father died. The decision was made that the two oldest Greber children, Charles and Edward should be sent to live with Leokadia’s relatives, the Bresch family. Both Charles and Edward ended up in the United States, Charles enlisted in WWI and died in action on July 2, 1918 and is buried in Belleau, Departement de l’Aisne, Picardie, France in the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery.

Edward lived in Benton Harbor, Michigan and married Elsie later in life. Edward passed away January 25, 1987 and is buried in St. Joseph Valley Memorial Cemetery in South Bend, Indiana, USA.

Ottilia, needing a helpmate for her young family married Samuel Kowalsky, August 13, 1912 in Esk, Saskatchewan. In 1913, a daughter Mary was born and in 1914 the family moved to Sibbald, Alberta area settling on SW 12 T30 R2 W4. The surrounding farms were owned by the Biederdorf, Shielke, Kowalsky and Wiesner families, who were all related. The older Greber children attended Grenville School No. 3259. By 1924, four more children had joined the family Emil (b.1915), Edna (b.1916), Alice (b.1918) and William (b.1922) and with the depression hitting Alberta hard the family moved back to Saskatchewan. They first settled in Jansen but later made Esk, Saskatchewan home. Here the remaining Kowalsky children were born Edward (b.1926), Isabelle (b.1927) and Loretta (b.1929). As soon as the children were old enough they went to work on neighboring farms.

Walter Greber married Charlotte Martin Oct. 27, 1935 in Esk, Saskatchewan and worked as a gardener at the Summerland Research Station in Summerland, B.C. where he passed away on Dec. 9, 1999.

Charlotte Greber married Ray Rathgeber and they farmed near Melville, Saskatchewan. Charlotte passed away there July 13, 2002.

Alfred Greber married Elsie Wildeman October 25, 1939 in Esk, Saskatchewan. The family lived in many places from Saskatchewan to British Columbia eventually settling in Red Deer in the 1970’s. Alfred passed away there on October 20, 1994 and Elsie in 2015.

Otto or Art as he was known ended up in Alberta by working for threshing crews across the Prairies. He made his way to the Peace Country in 1930 with a friend Ed McLeod. They journeyed to Dawson Creek, B.C. and worked digging wells and at lumber camps. Art first homesteaded in Arras, B.C. but he later abandoned it and ended up on a threshing crew that made its way to the Lymburn area where Art ended up working for Ernie Shail. On June 25, 1938 Art and Violet Hawkesworth were married in Hythe.

Art and his family moved to Lymburn area in 1946 on NE8-73-12-W6. By this time the family consisted of Aubrey, Ellenor, Allan and later siblings William (Bill) and Lynn joined the family.

The Greber family was involved in the community as Art and later Violet were on the Lambert School board as well as different community organizations. Violet was an integral part of the Hythe Pioneer Round-Up book, collecting and writing stories for the publication. Art passed away Jul 31, 1969 and Violet February 13, 1979 and they are both buried in the Hythe Cemetery.

Aubrey married Faye Bolt, Dec 21, 1963 and they had a son Aubrey. Aubrey was married to Hazel Pebbles Dec. 14, 1972 in Grande Prairie and they had a daughter Sheila. Aubrey worked for Molson Brewery in Calgary for a number of years and later moving back to Hythe to work for his brother, Al’s construction company. Hazel passed away in Beaverlodge on December 13, 2005 and is buried in the Hythe Cemetery. Aubrey was married to Elsie Webb in Wembley on June 28, 2008, and he passed away February 11, 2014 and is buried in the Hythe Cemetery.

Ellenor married Bryce Robinson from LaGlace and that is where they lived for a number of years. They had three children, Judy, Tracy and Ryan.

Bill Sr. spent his life in the Hythe area and worked in the oilfield. Bill had one son also named Bill. Bill died February 12, 2006 in Beaverlodge and is buried in the Hythe Cemetery.

Lynn married Dave Miller Mar 3, 1980 and they had three children Amanda, Terry and Lisa. Lynn lived Spruce Grove, Alberta where she died on July 2, 2003 and she is buried in the Hythe Cemetery.

Allan married Edna Hodgson on September 1, 1962 and they had four boys Tommy, Allan Jr., Timothy and Clayton. Allan stayed in Lymburn working the farm where he was raised. In order to support the farm he went to work at various jobs including hauling logs and heavy equipment he eventually bought his first heavy equipment in 1974 and this grew into an oilfield construction business that was first ran out of their home at the farm in Lymburn and later moved to a shop by Hythe. Allan’s first marriage ended and he married Sharron Sanford on March 21, 1987 in Lymburn.

Scope and content

The fonds consist of records and photographs relating to the Greber family.

Notes

Title notes

  • Source of title proper: Title of fonds based on contents.

Access points

  • Textual record (documentary form)
  • Graphic material (documentary form)
  • Graphic material – photograph (documentary form)
  • Family and personal life* (subject)
  • Agriculture (subject)
  • Sports, recreation and leisure* (subject)
  • Industries (subject)

Table of contents

0634.01, Greber Family Papers, 1901-2015

0634.02, Greber Family Photographs, 1905-2000

0634.03, The Greber Farm, ca.1948-2001

0634.04, Big Valley Construction, 1965-2000

0634.05, Hythe Community, 1922-1982

0634.06, Hythe Hockey Collection, 1980-2001

Series descriptions

Series 0634.01: Greber Family Papers

Date: 1901-2015 (date of creation)

Scope and content:

The series consist of personal papers of the Greber family, including eulogies, biographical information, and information about a 1983 family reunion.

Physical description: 0.5 cm of textual records

Access points:

•                Textual record (documentary form)

Series 0634.02: Greber Family Photographs

Date: 1905-2000 (date of creation)

Scope and content:

The series consist of photographs of the Greber family and friends.

Physical description: 86 photographs

4 negatives

Access points:

•                Graphic material – photograph (documentary form)

File / item list
Reference code Title Dates Physical description
0634.02.001 Item – Edward Greber  ca. 1905 1 photograph : colour ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and content:

A reprint of a portrait of Edward Greber probably taken in Canada.

0634.02.002 Item – Edward Greber Family
Goodall, Winnipeg
 
ca. 1905 1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and content:

Copy of a studio portrait of Leokadia (Ziebart), Edward Jr., Edward Sr. and Charles Greber.

0634.02.003 Item – Kowalsky & Greber Family  ca. 1922 1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and content:

The Kowalsky and Greber family in Muhlbach/Sibbald, Alberta. L-R Art & Walter Greber, Emil, Sam, Edna, Mary, Ottilia, Alice Kowalsky, Lottie Greber with her brother Alf half cut off.

0634.02.004 Item – “Yours Truly”  August 11, 1921 1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 7.5 cm
Scope and content:

Image shows a woman standing outside holding a bouquet of flowers. The caption on the back of the photograph reads “Yours Truly, Aug. 11 1921”

0634.02.005 Item – Gottlieb Wiesner  ca. 1926 1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 11.5 cm
Scope and content:

Gottlieb Wiesner sitting with a women, possibly his first wife Paulina Schinkel or his second wife Johanna Nonnenacher. The caption on the back of the photograph reads “Ottilia’s parents, Lottie’s grandparents, Gerald’s great-grandparents, Darrel’s great great grandparents”

0634.02.006 Item – Violet & Charlotte Hawkesworth  ca. 1931 1 photograph : b&w ; 5.5 x 7.5 cm
Scope and content:

Violet and Charlotte Hawkesworth standing with their dog Bo Bo.

0634.02.007 Item – Tea Party  n.d 1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 8 cm
Scope and content:

Image shows three young girls sitting around a table having a tea party.

0634.02.008 Item – Art Greber  ca. 1931 1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10.5 cm
Scope and content:

Art Greber standing with a group of men, Art is holding a violin case and another man is holding a gun.

0634.02.009 Item – Art Greber & Helen Savage  ca. 1931 1 photograph : b&w ; 8.5 x 12 cm
Scope and content:

Helen Savage standing with Art Greber. The caption on the back of the photograph reads “Wow, talk about style”

0634.02.011 Item – Art Greber  ca. 1935 1 photograph : b&w ; 6 x 9 cm
Scope and content:

Art Greber in his overalls smoking a pipe.

0634.02.012 Item – Aubrey Hawkesworth with Art & Vi Greber  ca. 1938 1 photograph : b&w ; 6 x 9 cm
Scope and content:

Aubrey Hawkesworth standing with his son-in-law Art Greber and his daughter Violet Greber.

0634.02.013 Item – Edward Greber  ca. 1938 1 photograph : b&w ; 6 x 5 cm
Scope and content:

A portrait of Edward Greber, son of Edward Greber & Leokadia Ziebart.

0634.02.014 Item – Charlotte (Greber) Rathgeber in Melville  ca. 1938 1 photograph : b&w ; 6 x 9 cm
Scope and content:

Johnny Cook, Lottie Greber, Ann Sass, Alf Greber & Roy Rathgeber in Melville, Saskatchewan May 22, 1938.

0634.02.015 Item – Art Greber  ca. 1939 1 photograph : b&w ; 6 x 8 cm
Scope and content:

Art Greber standing outdoors. The caption on the back of the photograph reads “Kindly send picture back when you answer cause he’s my brother.”

0634.02.017 Item – Baby Aubrey  ca. 1939 1 photograph : b&w ; 6.5 x 9 cm
Scope and content:

Baby Aubrey Greber tucked under a blanket. The front of the photograph reads “Aubrey” and the back reads “4 months”

0634.02.018 Item – Violet, Aubrey & Art Greber  ca. 1939 1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 17.5 cm
Scope and content:

The Greber family dressed up and standing outside, Violet with Art who is holding little Aubrey.

0634.02.019 Item – Violet Greber & Children  ca. 1941 1 photograph : b&w ; 6 x 9 cm
Scope and content:

Violet Greber sitting outside in the winter with her small children Aubrey and Ellenor. The caption on the back of the photograph reads “Violet, Aubrey, Ellenor.”

0634.02.020 Item – Art, Violet and Aubrey Greber  ca. 1944 1 TIFF : b&w
Scope and content:

Vi standing outside with Aubrey and Art. Behind them is their barn covered in icicles.

0634.02.021 Item – Aubrey, Ellenor and Allan Greber  ca. 1945 1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm
Scope and content:

Aubrey, Allan and Ellenor standing outside in the grass.

0634.02.022 Item – Aubrey & Ellenor Greber  ca. 1946 1 photograph : b&w ; 6 x 9 cm
Scope and content:

Aubrey standing with Ellenor outside in the snow. They are both dressed for the cold wearing hats, mittens and winter boots.

0634.02.023 Item – Allan Greber  ca. 1948 1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7 cm
Scope and content:

Allan Greber cuddling a couple of kittens.

0634.02.024 Item – The Greber Children  1948 1 photograph : b&w ; 5.5 x 7.5 cm
Scope and content:

Aubrey, Allan holding baby Bill and Ellenor are sitting on a log with a log building behind them.

0634.02.025 Item – Violet Greber with Her Children  1948 1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7 cm
Scope and content:

Violet holding Bill with Ellenor, Reggie Lettington, Allan and Aubrey.

0634.02.026 Item – The Greber Children with Reggie Lettington  1948 1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7 cm
Scope and content:

Ellenor holding onto Reggie Lettington with Allan and Aubrey.

0634.02.027 Item – Aubrey, Allan & Ellenor Greber  1948 1 photograph : b&w ; 11.5 x 16 cm
Scope and content:

Aubrey, Ellenor and Allan Greber in front of a log building.

0634.02.028, .029 Item – Art Greber with Load of Logs  ca. 1950 2 photographs : b&w ; 8 x 10 cm
Scope and content:

Art Greber on top of a load of logs on a sleigh driving the team of horses.

0634.02.030 Item – Victoria Armstrong with Clyde Settle  ca. 1950 1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 11.5 cm
Scope and content:

Victoria (Armstrong) with her second husband Clyde Settle on a street in Vancouver, B.C.

0634.02.031 Item – Walter & Charlotte Greber  ca. 1950 1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 12 cm
Scope and content:

Walter and Charlotte Greber sitting in their living room.

0634.02.032 Item – Greber Kids at the Borger Place ca. 1950 1 TIFF : b&w
Scope and content:

Allan, Aubrey, Selma Borger, Ellenor and Bill Greber sitting on a wooden walk at the Borger place.

0634.02.033 Item – Hawkesworth’s with Art Greber  ca. 1952 1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 11.5 cm
Scope and content:

Dessie Hawkesworth, Art Greber, Aubrey Hawkesworth standing with another couple.

0634.02.034 Item – Greber Children  ca. 1952 1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 11.5 cm
Scope and content:

Aubrey, Ellenor and Allan standing with Reggie Lettington and Billy.

0634.02.035 Item – Selma Borger’s Wedding  ca. 1950 1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 11 cm
Scope and content:

Selma Borger with her groom on their wedding day.

0634.02.036 Item – Allan Greber  ca. 1950 1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 5.5 cm
Scope and content:

Image shows Allan Greber (identified on the reverse).

0634.02.037 Item – The Hawkesworth Family  ca. 1956 1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 7.5 cm
Scope and content:

Sitting on the couch in the living room L-R Aubrey, Violet, Charlotte and Dessie Hawkesworth. The caption on the back of the photograph reads “Grandpa, Violet, Charlotte, Grandma.”

0634.02.038 Item – Aubrey & Dessie Hawkesworth with Greber Children  ca. 1954 1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 7.5 cm
Scope and content:

Sitting in the living room L-R Aubrey Greber and Lynn, Dessie & Aubrey Hawkesworth and Allan Greber.

0634.02.039 Item – Art & Ottilia  August 1954 1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 7.5 cm
Scope and content:

Art Greber standing with his mother Ottilia (Wiesner) Kowalsky at the base of a bridge.

0634.02.040 Item – Greber Family  August 1954 1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 7.5 cm
Scope and content:

The Greber and extended family out on an outing to a bridge. L-R back row Art Greber, Al Tolton, Ottilia (Wiesner) Kowalsky, ?, ?, Dessie Armstrong, Aubrey Greber, Violet Greber. Front row L-R ? Allan Greber, Bill Greber, and Laurie Olson.

0634.02.041 Item – Aubrey and Ellenor with Gwen Guise  August 1954 1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 8 cm
Scope and content:

____, Aubrey, Gwen Guise, Ellenor Greber standing by a truck. The unknown person is possibly Bobby Guise.

0634.02.043 Item – Allan, Bill and Ellenor Greber  ca. 1954 1 TIFF : b&w
Scope and content:

Ellenor and Allan with Bill on his first day of school.

0634.02.046 Item – Allan Greber  July 1957 1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 9 cm
Scope and content:

Image shows Allan posing outdoors. The back of the photograph reads “This is ‘my’ boy. How about a neg. of this, hey Vi? He’s a real live Huckleberry Finn!” and is labeled “Allan” in different handwriting.

0634.02.047 Item – Allan Greber With Fish  1955 1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 6.5 cm
Scope and content:

Double exposure showing two images of Allan Greber holding up fish. The back of the photograph reads “The day Allan got the 15 fish 1955”

0634.02.048 Item – Aubrey, Allan & Ellenor Greber  ca. 1955 1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 11.5 cm
Scope and content:

Aubrey, Allan and Ellenor Greber standing with their dog.

0634.02.054 Item – Art and Violet Greber  ca. 1957 1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 7.5 cm
Scope and content:

Art and Violet Greber standing together.

0634.02.055 Item – Family Christmas  December 25, 1958 1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 9 cm
Scope and content:

Photograph shows various family members crowded onto a sofa. The back of the photograph reads “Xmas 1958”

0634.02.056 Item – The Greber Family  December 25, 1958 1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 9 cm
Scope and content:

The Greber family seated in the living room. L-R Art, Aubrey, Bill, Allan, Ellenor and Violet. The caption on the back of the photograph reads “Grebers Xmas 1958”

0634.02.058 Item – Violet Greber’s Birthday  1960 1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 7.5 cm
Scope and content:

Women gathered to celebrate Violet Greber’s 40th birthday. Back row – Dessie Hawkesworth, ?, ? Middle row – Mrs. Burke, Violet Greber with daughter Lynn, Marie DeHeus. Front row – Sophie Gerlinger, Thelma Borger, Iyleen Guise. The caption on the back reads “taken on Violet’s on her birthday June 1960”

0634.02.060 Item – Bill Greber  n.d. 1 photograph : colour ; 9 x 12.5 cm
Scope and content:

Studio portrait of Bill Greber. The caption on the back reads “Bill Greber Sr.”

0634.02.061 Item – Wedding Party  n.d. 1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 11.5 cm
Scope and content:

Wedding portrait of a bride and groom, two bridesmaids, and two groomsmen. The photograph is matted and in a folder.

0634.02.063 – .066 Item – Aubrey Greber and Faye Bolt’s Wedding  1963 4 negatives : b&w ; 12 x 17 cm
Scope and content:

The studio pictures from the wedding of Aubrey Greber and Faye Bolt on Dec. 20, 1963. #4206

0634.02.068 Item – Bill, Allan and Edward Kleckner  ca. 1963 1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 7.5 cm
Scope and content:

Bill & Allan Greber with their uncle Edward showing off their catch of fish.

0634.02.069 Item – Ottilia, Art, Violet and Lynn  1966 1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 7.5 cm
Scope and content:

Ottilia Kowalsky at the Greber home in Lymburn with Art, Lynn and Violet Greber.

0634.02.070 Item – Allan Greber  1966 1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 9 cm
Scope and content:

Image shows Allan sitting inside a holiday trailer. The caption on the back of the photograph reads “Al in the trailer.”

0634.02.071 Item – Allan & Art  ca. 1965 1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 9 cm
Scope and content:

Image shows Allan and Art Greber sitting on a sofa with a Christmas tree in the background. The caption on the back of the photograph reads “Allan & Art Greber.”

0634.02.072a & b Item – A Greber Christmas  ca. 1966 2 photographs : b&w ; 7.5 x 7.5 cm
Scope and content:

A Christmas gathering at the Greber home. L-R Art, Edna, Aubrey, Faye, Aubrey Hawkesworth, Ellenor, Violet, Dessie with Lynn and Bryce Robinson. Allan Greber is sitting on floor.

0634.02.074 Item – Family Group  1969 1 photograph : colour ; 9 x 9 cm
Scope and content:

The image shows Charlotte, Aubrey, Dessie, and Violet posing together. Individuals are identified on the back of the photograph.

0634.02.075 Item – Allan Greber with Royal Elk Horns  ca. 1970 1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm
Scope and content:

Allan Greber with his son Allan and his Royal elk horns in their farm yard at Lymburn.

0634.02.076 Item – Violet Greber at a Cabin  ca. 1966 1 TIFF : b&w
Scope and content:

Violet Greber at a log cabin, a grain elevator is visible in the picture. The cabin is possibly an old home of Violet’s.

0634.02.077 Item – Luella Kowalsky at a Log Cabin  ca. 1966 1 TIFF : b&w
Scope and content:

Luella Kowalsky standing by a log cabin, a grain elevator is visible in the picture.

0634.02.078 Item – Larry Moodie and Al Greber at Hook Lake  1969 1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 7.5 cm
Scope and content:

Al Greber and pilot Larry Moodie sitting on a floater plane at Hook Lake, October 1969.

0634.02.079 Item – Christmas at the Bolt’s House  1970 1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 9.5 cm
Scope and content:

Aubrey Greber seated at a table with his in-laws Mr. And Mrs. Bolt.

0634.02.080 Item – Ottilia Kowalsky  ca. 1970 1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 10.5 cm
Scope and content:

A studio portrait of Ottilia (Wiesner) (Greber) Kowalsky.

0634.02.081 Item – Allan & Lynn Greber in a Wash Tub ca. 1970 1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 7.5 cm
Scope and content:

Allan Greber sitting in a wash tub with his cousin Lynn they are in their farm yard with clothes hanging on the line behind them.

0634.02.082 Item – Lynn Greber’s Birthday  ca. 1972 1 photograph : colour ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and content:

A group of children gathered for Lynn Greber’s birthday party at the Greber farm in Lymburn.

0634.02.086 Item – Lea Hodgson  n.d. 1 photograph : colour ; 6.5 x 9 cm
Scope and content:

Image shows Lea Hodgson holding a fish. Lea is identified on the back of the photograph.

0634.02.084 Item – Greber Siblings  1987 1 photograph : colour ; 9 x 12.5 cm
Scope and content:

Bill, Allan and Aubrey standing and Lynn and Ellenor seated at Allan Greber’s wedding to Sharron Sanford at their Lymburn home March 21, 1987.

0634.02.087 Item – Group of Men  1980 1 photograph : colour ; 11 x 9 cm
Scope and content:

Image shows a group of men in a kitchen. They are identified on the back of the photograph as Al Greber, Chum Greber, Clayton Greber, Lea Hodgson, Wilfred Hawkesworth, and Tim Greber.

0634.02.088 Item – Al & Edna  n.d. 1 photograph : colour ; 6 x 9 cm
Scope and content:

Image shows Al and Edna Greber posing in front of a flowering tree.

0634.02.089 Item – Aubrey & Hazel  n.d. 1 photograph : colour ; 12.5 x 9 cm
Scope and content:

Image shows Aubrey and Hazel Greber.

0634.02.091 Item – Charley Greber’s Headstone in the Aisne- Marne American Cemetery  ca. 2000 1 poster
Scope and content:

A poster of the cemetery where Charley Greber is buried. Charlie was the son of Edward Greber and Leokadia Ziebart. There is a small photograph attached to the corner of the poster that is Charley’s headstone. The headstone reads: Charley Greber, PV P I CL 9 Inf 2 Div Minnesota July 2, 1918.

Series 0634.03: The Greber Farm

Date: ca.1948-2001 (date of creation)

Scope and content:

The series consists of records from the Greber farm.

Physical description: 1 cm of textual records

30 photographs

5 slides

Access points:

•                Textual record (documentary form)

•                Graphic material – photograph (documentary form)

File / item list
Reference code Title Dates Physical description
0634.03.02 Item – Allan Greber & a Friend  1948 1 photograph : b&w ; 5.5 x 7.5 cm
Scope and content:

Allan Greber and a friend sitting on top of the sleigh in the Greber farm yard. The barn with a grass roof is behind them.

0634.03.03 Item – Bill & Art Greber  ca. 1950 1 photograph : b&w ; 5.5 x 9 cm
Scope and content:

The blue team Pansy & ____ Pap, Billy and a load of fertilizer. Billy loved to catch a ride.

0634.03.04 Item – Billy Greber Milking a Cow  ca. 1950 1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 19.5 cm
Scope and content:

A very young Billy Greber milking a cow. This picture was submitted by Violet to The Farm and Ranch Review which was published on May 1, 1950 pg.10. It was captioned “Mrs. Art Greber of Lymburn. Alta., sent us this picture of her fifteen-months-old son, Billy, making an early start with the chores.”

0634.03.05a,b Item – The Greber Family With a Tractor  ca. 1959 2 photographs : b&w ; 7.5 x 7.5 cm
Scope and content:

The Greber family standing by the families first tractor. It was purchased with money pooled together from Art Greber’s siblings. L-R Allan, Art, Bill, Al Tolton, Violet, Charlotte and Laurie.

0634.03.08 Item – Ottilia Kowalsky Milking a Cow  1961 1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 7.5 cm
Scope and content:

Ottilia Kowlaksy milking a cow on the Greber’s farm in Lymburn.

0634.03.12 Item – Art Greber on the Farm  ca. 1961 1 photograph : colour ; 9 x 12 cm
Scope and content:

Art Greber in the farm yard in Lymburn with the sod roof barn behind him.

0634.03.14, .15 Item – Tame Canada Geese  ca. 1979 2 photographs : colour ; 7 x 10 cm
Scope and content:

The Canada geese that the Greber’s tamed are wandering in their farm yard. In one photograph there is part of the old Hythe Hotel that the Greber family had purchased and moved from Hythe to their farm in the 1970’s to live in.

0634.03.20 Item – The Greber Family With Charlotte Tolton  ca. 1979 1 photograph : colour ; 10 x 10 cm
Scope and content:

The Greber family standing with Charlotte Tolton at the farm yard in Lymburn. Some granaries and on old tractor with corals are visible. L-R Back – Charlotte Tolton, Edna, Allan. Front row – Allan, Clayton, Tim.

0634.03.27- .41 Item – Greber Farm Auction  2001 15 photographs : colour ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and content:

A series of photographs from the auction sale held at the Greber farm March 31, 2001.

Series 0634.04: Big Valley Construction

Date: 1965-2000 (date of creation)

Scope and content:

The series consists of photographs from Big Valley Construction. Al Greber started to work in the oilfield almost start from school. He began with driving truck hauling equipment and eventually ran cats and other equipment. In the late 70’s Al started buying equipment of his own to run. He operated out of his farm in Lymburn. The business slowly expanded and with each rise in oil prices saw an increase in equipment and employees. In the 1980’s Al bought a shop in Hythe that eventually included the abandoned neighbouring Saskatoon berry plant building. Through his company, Al also gave back to the community by helping with numerous community projects including working on the Bear Hills Rodeo grounds, the Spring Lake Ski Hill and the new Hythe Legion. By the time of the Big Valley auction sale at All Peace Auctions in Grande Prairie the company had grown quite large with numerous employees.

Physical description: 66 photographs

Access points:

•                Graphic material – photograph (documentary form)

File / item list
Reference code Title Dates Physical description
0634.04.01, .02 Item – Chalmers Truck Hauling a Cat 1965 2 photographs : b&w ; 7.5 x 7.5 cm
Scope and content:

A picture of the Chalmers truck with a crawler loaded that Al Greber was driving.

0634.04.08 Item – Al & Bill Greber  ca. 1979 1 photograph : colour ; 9 x 11 cm
Scope and content:

Al with his brother Bill standing beside a Big Valley Construction crawler.

0634.04.12 Item – Installing the Big Valley Construction Sign  1979 1 photograph : colour ; 7.5 x 9 cm
Scope and content:

Al Greber with the help from brother Bill, nephew Billie and son Tim is installing the first Big Valley Construction sign at the entry way of the driveway at their Lymburn home.

0634.04.18-.20 Item – Tearing Down Hythe School ca. 1984 3 photographs : colour ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and content:

A series of photographs of the demolition of the old Hythe School.

Series 0634.05: Hythe Community

Date: 1922-1982 (date of creation)

Scope and content:

The series consist of photographs of people and events from the community of Lymburn and Hythe. The records include some photographs collected by Violet Greber when she was working on the community book “Pioneer Round Up”.

Physical description: 48 photographs

Access points:

•                Graphic material – photograph (documentary form)

File / item list
Reference code Title Dates Physical description
0634.05.01 Item – Glass Lake Students  1922 1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 12 cm
Scope and content:

Pupils of the Glass Lake School. This photograph is on the page 273 of the book “Pioneer Round Up” and is identified as the entire Pike family. August 1922.

0634.05.02 Item – Steam Powered Threshing Machine  ca. 1922 1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 14.5 cm
Scope and content:

A couple standing in front of a steam powered threshing machine. This photograph is on page 337 of the book “Pioneer Round Up” but unidentified as to who or where the photo was taken.

0634.05.03 Item – A Couple in a Buggy  ca. 1924 1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 12.5 cm
Scope and content:

A couple sitting in a buggy beside the Hythe Half Way House.

0634.05.04, .05 Item – Hanson’s Oxen Building the Lymburn Road  ca. 1950 2 photographs : b&w ; 6.5 x 8.5 cm
Scope and content:

Hanson’s oxen working on building the Lymburn road.

0634.05.07 Item – Regier’s House  ca. 1950 1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7 cm
Scope and content:

Pete Regier’s House in Lymburn.

0634.05.08 Item – Bert Annison with His Wife  ca. 1955 1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 11.5 cm
Scope and content:

Bert Annison and his wife standing by a car. This photograph was used on page 173 of the book “Pioneer Round Up”.

0634.05.09 Item – Lambert School Students Grades 4, 5, 6  ca. 1952 1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 13 cm
Scope and content:

Students in Grades 4, 5 and 6 standing outside at Lambert school with their teacher. Front row L-R: Stanly Steinke, Sarah Peters, Maxine Van Schaick, Bob Steinke, Elaine Van Schaick, Jack Guise, Jake Blum. Second Row: Johnny Bartsch, Mary Dyck, Susan Peters, Margaret Peters, Allan Greber, Wayne Steinke. Back Row: Gladys Omlid, Renate Burke, Helena Peters, Leonard Gladue, Johnny Dyck, Eileen Robertson, David Loewen. This photograph on page 347 in the book “Pioneer Round Up”.

0634.05.10 Item – Lambert School Students Grades 7, 8, 9  ca. 1952 1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 13 cm
Scope and content:

Students in grades 7, 8 and 9 at Lambert school. Front row: Rose Mary Blum, Nancy Gerlinger, Irene Regier, Jack Guise, George Dyck, Justine Bartsch, Tina Peters, Anna Bartsch. Back row; Sam Peters, George Loewen, Ellenor Greber, Gordon Wiebe, Gwen Guise, Helen Theissen, Aubrey Greber, Mary Loewen, Hertha Burke. This photograph is on page 347 of the book “Pioneer Round Up.”

0634.05.11 Item – Students of Lambert School  ca. 1957 1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 13.5 cm
Scope and content:

Nancy Gerlinger, Katherine Regier, Rose Marie Blum and Helen Thiessen, with Aubrey Greber standing in the back. They are standing outside of the Lambert school in Lymburn.

0634.05.12 Item – Dress-up Day at Lambert School  ca. 1955 1 TIFF : b&w
Scope and content:

Girls and some boys dressed as girls at Lambert school. Aubrey Greber is second from the right.

0634.05.13 – .15 Item – Students on the Grounds of Lambert School  ca. 1955 3 photographs : b&w ; 7.5 x 7.5 cm
Scope and content:

Students outside in the yard at Lambert school.

0634.05.16 Item – Students Graduating from Lambert School  ca. 1958 1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 7.5 cm
Scope and content:

The graduating class at Lambert school in Lymburn. L-R Allan Greber, Wayne Steinke, Jack Guise, Mrs. Bolt, Faye Bolt, Helen Prytoluk, and Madelon Tolway.

0634.05.17 Item – Hythe Pioneer Round Up Book Committee  ca. 1972 1 photograph : colour ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and content:

Members of the book committee for the book Pioneer Round Up that covers the communities of Albright, Demmitt, Goodfare, Hythe, Lymburn and Valhalla. Back row: Jack Gerlinger, Mrs. Horte?, Wilbrod Dupont, Emma Sipe, Lena Larson, Irene Cook Jean McFadgen, Violet Greber and Olive Stickney. Seated in front: Sophie Gerlinger, ?, Allie Jenner, Lorna Horte, Mary Nepstad

0634.05.19 Item – Mrs. Christopherson’s Grade One Class in Hythe  ca. 1978 1 photograph : colour ; 10.5 x 8 cm
Scope and content:

A class picture of Hythe students. Back Row L-R Clayton Greber, Derek Homme, Dee Court, Derrick Oakford, ?, Mrs. Christopherson. Middle Row – Tyler Gass, Leah Brandsater, Clint Shail, Ross Hogg, Cathy Robertson. Front Row – Jennifer Pearson, Merlin Juneau, ?, ?, Roger Loewen, Veronica Hanson

0634.05.21 Item – Norm Kjemhus, Al Greber & David Smith  ca. 1980 1 photograph : colour ; 9 x 12.5 cm
Scope and content:

Standing inside the Hythe arena holding trophies to hand out are Norm Kjemhus, Al Greber and David Smith.

0634.05.23 – .29 Item – Bear Hills Rodeo  ca. 1980 7 photographs : colour ; 9 x 12.5 cm
Scope and content:

A series of photographs of different events at the Bear Hills rodeo.

0634.05.30 – .45 Item – Hythe Parade ca. 1980 16 photographs : colour ; 9 x 13 cm
Scope and content:

A series of photographs of the Hythe parade taken from across the road of the old Hythe Legion.

0634.05.47 Item – Hythe Grade Six Trip  ca. 1982 1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Scope and content:

A group pictures of Hythe students on a field trip to the provincial building in Edmonton. Back Row – Todd Anderson, Layne Letendre, Clint Shail, Ross Hogg, Leah Brandsater, Teresa Lunam, John Mennell, Sonja Loberg, Sheldon Marton, Wade Ferguson. Middle Row – Colleen Everton, Tammy Mclaren, Veronica Hanson, Derrick Oakford, Roger Stedel, Andrew Tofteland, Ckayton Greber, Dee Court, Marlene Horseman, Jocelyne Rivard. Front row – Robert Morrell, Olga Sawchuk, Brenda Coles, Terri Taylor, Renay Peterson, Roger Loewen, Tony Schuller, Travis Bartsch, Merlin Juneau, Derek Homme, Theresa Curtis, Remona Savard, Mr. Berg.

0634.05.48 Item – Grade Five & Six Students  1980 1 photograph : colour ; 12 x 20 cm
Scope and content:

Students of Hythe Elementary school on the playground posing for their class picture. Back row – Evan Pierson, Bill Greber, Joel Stobo, Wade Goodheart, Derek Homme, Jackie Oakford, ? Middle Row – Clayton Greber, Mr. Morrell, Jody Hodgson, Theresa Curtis, Sandra Horseman, Dee Court. Front row – Teresa Lunam, Sean Mather, Marletta Simard, Randy Dyck, Brenda Webb, Shawn Hagen, Sonja Loberg, Leslie Hotte, Molly Swanson.

Series 0634.06: Hythe Hockey Collection

Date: 1980-2001 (date of creation)

Scope and content:

The series consists photographs of Hythe Hockey teams and events.

Physical description: 5 photographs

Access points:

•                Graphic material – photograph (documentary form)

File / item list
Reference code Title Dates Physical description
0634.06.01 Item – Allan Greber Jr. Playing Hockey  ca. 1980 1 photograph : b&w ; 8.5 x 13 cm
Scope and content:

Allan (Chum) Greber about to shoot at the Provincial Bantam “D” Tournament in Hythe that was held March 21-23. This game was Hythe vs. Andrew.

0634.06.02 Item – Hythe Hockey Team  ca. 1980 1 photograph : colour ; 9 x 12.5 cm
Scope and content:

A Hythe minor hockey team inside the Hythe arena. Back row: ? Coaches __ Stobo and Jarvis Shail. Players: Tim Greber, Darin Oakford, Murray Soucy, Danny Robertson, Ross Hogg, Dylan Olson (goalie), Tony Schuller, Marcel Reaume, Jack Oakford, Darren Omlid, Clint Shail.

0634.06.03, .04 Item – Hythe Hockey Team at Hardisty Provincials  ca. 1986 2 photographs : colour ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and content:

The Hythe midget hockey team at Hardisty, Alberta provincials. The team is standing on the blue line as well there is a group photograph of players. Back row L-R: John Reaume, Orville Probst, marcel Reaume, Raymond Sebastian, Clint Shail, Roger Loewen, Andrew Tofteland, Ross Hogg, Clayton Greber, Kevin McEachern, Jarvis Shail, Kane Jorgenson. Front row: Murray Soucy, David Lofgren, Derek Homme, Jackie Oakford, Dylan Olson, Tim Greber, Darin Oakford, Tim Probst, Tony Schuller.

0634.06.05 Item – Hythe Mustangs Team  1991 1 photograph : colour ; 27.5 x 35 cm
Scope and content:

The winning Hythe Mustang team photo taken inside the Hythe arena. The Mustangs won the seven game series against the Grande Prairie Athletics to claim the CPHL trophy. Back row L-R: Dean Eastman, Kevin Tillotson, Arnold Dyck, Carey Wallan, Wade Wallan, Simon Wallan, Barry Wallan, Doug Gingles. Middle row: Kelly Mitchel (trainer), Tim Toews, Joe Anderson, Jeff Foster, Simon Jukes, Murray Toews, Clayton Greber, Robert Hill. Front row: Tom Adams, Rick Wallan, Jack Patterson (coach), Travis Benn, Les Wallan (manager), Bob Kalb, Rick Willey